As reported by Telemadrid, a cyclist in his 30s has had to be rescued by firefighters from the Community of Madrid after being caught in the mud when iI was trying to cross the apparently dry surface of the Santillana swamp, located in the northwest of the region.
It happened when the young man was preparing to cross an area of the swamp, located in the town of Manzanares del Real The Center it was apparently dry but that nevertheless broke when the cyclist passed, causing it to remain caught in the mud, It reached his waist, as explained to sources of Emergencies Community of Madrid 112.
The dry bed of the reservoirs looks like a passable surface but underneath there is mud several meters thick that can leave you trapped. It happened yesterday to a cyclist in Santillana. He was able to call # 112 and be rescued, not without difficulties, by the #GERA de #BomberosCM. pic.twitter.com/hS5nC7I4R0
- 112 Community Madrid (@ 112cmadrid) November 4
The cyclist, who was alone, he tried to get out of the mud by his own foot but when he saw that it was sinking further, he called 112 and to the place the Group in Height of the Firemen of the Community of Madrid went.
Finally, the young man was rescued thanks to the fact that one of the firefighters leaned on the bicycle, which did not sink into the mud, and attached a harness and a hook with which they could get on the helicopter.
After the event, the cyclist was slightly hypothermic, although he refused the health care offered, alleging that he was well
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